Chard Farm

Open daily for tastings and cellar door sales

Chard Farm is one of the first vineyards you come across when entering Gibbston, located across the road from the Kawarau Bungy Bridge. A small family-owned winery committed to the production of the finest cool climate wines, Chard Farm was established by Rob and Gerdi Hay in 1987 making it one of the pioneering wineries in the region.

The beautiful tasting room is located at the end of an exciting and scenic drive along a private road off the main highway overlooking the Kawarau River. 

Gibbston Valley Winery

Open daily for tastings, cellar door sales, lunch

Gibbston Valley Winery is the region's oldest vineyard, releasing their first commercial vintage in 1987 which helped to put the area on the map. The winery is also home to a bistro-style restaurant, a tasting room, the country's largest wine cave, a cheesery, a bike centre and the newly opened luxury lodge and spa. 

The on-site restaurant features dishes designed by Head Chef Anthony Gradiska and utilises produce from the chef’s onsite gardens. 

Return transportation from Queenstown is available on Gibbston Valley's daily shuttle service.

Gibbston Valley WineryGibbston Valley Winery

Mt Rosa Wines

Open daily for tastings, light lunch, cellar door sales

Mt Rosa Wines is a long-established vineyard and cellar door located in a renovated wool shed in Gibbston. The vineyard is set on the original ram paddock for Kawarau Station and still has merino sheep, rabbits, wild deer and goats roaming the station.

Producing pinot noir, pinot gris, pinot blanc, sauvignon blanc, riesling, rose and their now famous mulled wine, Mt Rosa is the perfect place to spend the afternoon with a platter and a tasting flight. 

Woman walking into Mt Rosa Winery cellar doorMt Rosa

Peregrine Wines

Open Monday-Saturday for tastings, cellar door sales

Peregrine is a family-owned wine producer committed to enhancing the environment both with their organic wines and their ‘hands on‘ involvement in the conservation of New Zealand’s native birds, the Saddleback, Mohua and Karearea. Wines are produced on site, and a tour through the winery is well worth it. 

The tasting room is set inside an architecturally designed and awarded building that was designed to mimic the rotation of a falcon's wing in flight, next door you'll find a historic rustic wool shed in stark contrast with the stunning modern tasting room. 

Rockburn Wines

Open Wednesday-Friday for tastings and cellar door sales, by appointment only

Located in the art gallery space at the iconic Gibbston Tavern, you'll find a selection of Rockburn Wines' award-winning pinot noirs as well as sauvignon blanc, pinot gris, riesling, rosé and fumé blanc, available to taste. Enjoy lunch or dinner at the tavern next door to top off your tasting.  

Brennan Wines

Open daily for wine tasting, platter lunches and cellar door sales

Brennan Wines produces limited quantities of iconic wines that are grown and produced on site. Owner and wine maker Sean Brennan launched the label with the intention of producing limited quantities of iconic, aged wines that truly represent the potential of this exceptional wine region.

Brennan is the perfect place to pull up for the afternoon, taste some wine, enjoy a platter lunch and play some petanque in the beautiful garden setting.  


Open daily for tastings, lunch, dinner and accommodation

Kinross is the official cellar door for five boutique wineries including Coal Pit, Hawkshead, Kinross, Valli, Wild Irishman: some of the top wines available in the region. A great spot to dine al fresco in the covered garden bar by the outdoor fire or inside the cosy main cottage, and if it really tickles your fancy, you can even stay the night.  

Kinross wine garden and outdoor diningKinross

Cox’s Vineyard

Tasting available by appointment

Coxs’ Vineyard is a second-generation, family-run vineyard in Gibbston.

The cellar door, vineyard and family home is all set on a north facing section with an ideal combination of soil, climate and position that has led to the small producers winning a number of awards for the pinot gris and pinot noir wines produced. 

The tasting room is set in a disused classroom from Takitimu Primary school in Nightcaps which has been restored and is now used as the tasting room and Pacific and New Zealand heritage art gallery. You're bound to walk away with a few bottles and maybe even a rare piece of art after a wine tasting at Coxs Vineyard 


On the way from Queenstown

Amisfield Winery

Enjoy a glass of wine, wine tasting or a cocktail at Amisfield's Cellar Door bar along with something from their new bar menu, or stay for longer and sample their famous Trust the Chef menu. 

Wet Jacket

Wet Jacket’s new tasting room at Queenstown Marina was chosen for its incredible views of Lake Whakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range. Located on the main road between Frankton and Queenstown, it’s easily accessible from the Queenstown bike trail, by car, bus, and water taxi directly from Queenstown town centre. Appointments required.

Mora Wines and Artisan Kitchen

Mora Wines and Artisan Kitchen is a marriage between Mora Wines and Artisan Catering, located in a restored historic cottage next to Lake Hayes.

Open for breakfast and lunch daily, and dinner on Friday nights, spend the afternoon sampling wine from Mora matched with tasty dishes from the Artisan kitchen.  

Waitress pouring champaign for guest

Mora Wines & Artisan Kitchen

Exploring further afield

Gibbston is just the beginning of the Central Otago wine experience. Extend your Gibbston wineries tour into Bannockburn or Cromwell for the afternoon, or stay in Central for a while and explore all that the region has to offer. Find out more here.